Anne Geddes provided a Powerpoint file which I have imaged below as it is so funny and so very right. Didn't you mom do the same???
Do It Outside
Well I didn't have a sibling but I did have a lot of childhood friends that were always around the house and I know I have heard Mom say this at least 2000 times!
The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks. ~Carrie Latet
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb
It Better Come Off
Not only out of the carpet but off the walls! I remember the crayolas that I did on the newly painted wall... Yes, they had crayolas when I was a kid!
"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."
-- Agatha Christie
"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."
-- Albert Einstein
Yup! Mom had the reach of a basketball player. She could get me form the front seat while I was hiding on the floor of the back seat!
"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own." -- Aristotle
"Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like." -- Arnold Bennett
"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." -- Cardinal Mermillod
I Said So
Because only works one-way I found out. Because when Mom said it. Precision had to come form my mouth when I tried to explain!
"The phrase "working mother" is redundant."-- Jane Sellman
"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." -- Jewish proverb
"Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process." -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I always wore clean underwear although being a boy I did have thoughts about turning then inside out and going for a second day... Just teasing!
"The best academy, a mother's knee." - James Russell Lowell
"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary." - Dorothy Canfield Fisher
"Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn't want your mother to hear at your trial." -- Sydney Biddle Barrows
My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. ~Mark Twain
It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls
My mom is literally a part of me. You can't say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors. ~Carrie Latet
Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. ~Moorish Proverb
I Said So
It was the fifties and we had these poor starving people all over the world so I ate for them!
I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is still
The deepest impressed on my heart.
A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is." ~Keith L. Brooks
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
I was a boy... I had dirt in places dirt was not possible to go!
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. ~Lisa Alther
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~Victor Hugo
Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother. ~Beverly Jones
I liked spinach but there was some foods that I stared at four hours.
I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights. ~Adabella Radici
[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. ~Emily Dickinson
Exaggerate! Nope, it was a LITTLE green monster that ate my homework assignment!
"The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes one a mother—which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician." -- Sydney J. Harris
"An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest." -- Spanish proverb
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me." ~Erma Bombeck
What's Wrong With Dad?
The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ~Robert Byrne
The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth. ~Chinese Proverb
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~Elwyn Brooks White
Life is simple, its just not easy. ~Author Unknown